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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I guess The Gleaner, in trying so hard at what it thinks will accelerate sales it has fallen to the lowest level in its offerings for public consumption. The shameless parade in one of its commentaries on sex may be one of the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is said that the Jamaica Railway system was inaugurated in the year 1845. This was the first railroad outside of Europe and North America.Today, Jamaica is without a passenger rail system. This is a backward move in the quest for...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:53 AMLee Bailey

THE EDITOR, Sir: I want to seize this opportunity to thank Prime Minister Andrew Holness on behalf of a number of persons, including domestic Jamaicans and some expatriates, who have come to me and expressed how safe they have felt in Montego...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:45 AMDonald J. McKoy

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of the good things about this business and journey of life is when we can come together for a few moments to celebrate, with our family members, relatives and friends, something good that has been done. And that's...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:06 AMDamion Mitchell

THE EDITOR, Sir: My 35 years on this planet have placed me in business with some entities offering the worst customer service, but a certain Caribbean international bank is first on the list. I will not delve into the history of run-ins, including...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As teacher of young adults, a parent, father and husband, I was embarrassed reading Michael Abrahams' online column, 'When a woman says 'no'', August 13, 2018, which on one hand was graphic and lurid, but, on the other hand, was...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:OMNI Educator is a medium- to long-term insurance and investment product that continues to provide customers with the opportunity to save towards their children's university education, offering the most attractive grant in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 6:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With so many construction projects taking place, at what point will the powers that be decide that Kingston is in danger of becoming overdeveloped? What, if any, criteria are being used to measure at what point Kingston ought to...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 6:01 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In a country whose temperatures fluctuate between hot and hotter, it’s surprising that it was only on Friday, August 10, 2018, that Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered the suspension of the ban on sleeveless clothes in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 5:49 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read an opinion piece by Carolyn Cooper titled: “J$13,000 a year to license Puerto Seco Beach!’  As an Antiguan, I was flabbergasted to read that Jamaicans have to pay to enjoy the use of beaches in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 5:48 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is remiss of the Jamaican Government to build brand new, state-of-the-art roadways, with upstairs road even, while completely ignoring the existence of persons with physically disabilities within these urban areas. The new...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am so very happy that the ban on sleeveless attire in government buildings is being thrown out.I visited Jamaica for vacation and needed to get some business done in Mandeville after driving from Montego Bay. I was denied entry...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have a tendency in Jamaica to major in the minor.I am very pleased that the prime minister has seen the need to suspend, and I hope, after review, remove this stupid practice of preventing access to government facilities because...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I totally agree with the prime minister's decision to suspend the ban on sleeveless attire at government buildings. How does not wearing sleeves impact how one does business or the nature of the business one does with these entities...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have just returned from driving to Spanish Town Hospital because I was unable to contact a senior colleague there by phone. The hospital has 10 lines listed and I started phoning at 9 a.m. on the previous day.I dialled all the...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I suspect that the Riverton dump, were it temporarily run by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), would be managed in a far more efficient and effective way than it has been.Over the decades, way too many fires have engulfed the site,...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note the article ('Accountability and transparency') appearing in your newspaper on Thursday, August 9, 2018, by Rachid Parchment regarding the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) move to have closed-door anti-doping hearings...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was happy to see your Letter of the Day 'NCB's unfair billing practices', published Thursday, August 2, 2018. Las May understands it much better than I do.Albeit my limited knowledge on some financial matters, based on NCB's...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why not use the United States dollar? Most Jamaicans have dollarised. Twenty-five countries around the world use the US dollar, among them Panama, El Salvador, Zimbabwe, Haiti and Liberia.Why cannot Jamaica do the same?KEITH...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) has been at a loss as to the assertions put forward by Dr Carolyn Cooper in an August 5, 2008, article regarding the lease of its Puerto Seco property in Discovery Bay, St Ann, to the...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is the drought season, we are well aware, but the situation in Hart Hill, Portland, still rankles. In the first place, this is a perennial problem that has existed for almost as long as since the community was created.A rapid rise...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 11:15 PMClaude Wilson

THE EDITOR, Sir:An essential feature of houses in Mandeville and its environs are the prominent two or three 400- and 600-gallon water tanks. And, whereas water tanks are usually installed discreetly at residences in Kingston and St Andrew, in...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I ask the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to review the ongoing construction of a second-floor parking facility at PriceSmart on Red Hills Road.While I can appreciate the effort to increase the number of...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like Mark Wignall ('Al Miller, please stop your nonsense', Gleaner, August 9, 2018), I, too, am very curious about the effects of prayer.Recently, I spoke to my friend who, in her late 80s, was about to go to an all-night prayer...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Independence Day this year, history was made at the PrideJA Breakfast Party. For the first time in Jamaica's history, a well-known dancehall artiste performed at an LGBT Pride event in Jamaica. D'Angel headlined the premium event...

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